Bitcoin Nears $23,000 on Sunday, Jan 22
Binance News Team
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Charts of the Week
Bitcoin Makes A Comeback
- On Sunday, Jan 22, Bitcoin hit a year-to-date high near $23,000 - highest since August last year.
- From a technical perspective, BTC BTC is testing one of its most significant support clusters, represented by the 200-day moving average at around $24,741.
- At the same time, Bitcoin is also on the verge of forming a death cross pattern, where the 50 day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at $25,626 is near the 200 day EMA at $24,741.
Miners In Relief
The hashprice metric quantifies how much a miner can expect to earn from a specific quantity of hashrate, providing insights into Bitcoin mining profitability. The latest Bitcoin’s price rally has also provided the much needed relief to miners as the hashprice is up by over 20% from Jan 1, 2023.
Traders Are Pessimistic
- On Binance Futures, the BTCUSDT Long/Short Ratio has taken a U-turn, closing on Sunday, Jan 22, at a ratio of 0.84.
- Traders appear to believe that Bitcoin gains are limited as 54.48% of all Binance Futures accounts with an opened position in BTCUSDT are net short, while the other 45.52% are net long.
- BTCUSDT open interest, which indicates capital flowing in and out of this market, steadily rose after a slump of Jan 15.
Weekly Market Movers
The BTCBUSD, ETHBUSD, DEFIUSDT, and BNBBUSD Futures Perpetual Contracts had a positive week-over-week return of +3.55%, +1.69%, +0.66%, +5.67% respectively.
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Highlights From This Week
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